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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for November 11

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11: VETERANS DAY

Profile America — Sunday, November 11th.  Today is Veterans Day, originating on this date in 1919 on the first anniversary of the end of World War I and then known as Armistice Day.  In 1954, it's name was changed to Veterans Day, and its scope widened to honor veterans from all eras.  Across the country, there are 21.5 million military veterans, 1.6 million of them women.  Seven and a half million are Vietnam vets, 2.4 million from Korea, and only 1.8 million remain from the 16 million in uniform during World War II.  Another 5.4 million served during the Cold War.  You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey at www.census.gov

Sources:  Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 545
U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB12-FF.21

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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